What Is Multifamily Housing?
Multifamily Housing projects provide project-based assistance (also known as Section 8 New Construction), financed by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), with funding provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Multifamily Housing offers affordable apartments, centrally located in the City of Madison, with the following HUD designations:
Who is Eligible for CDA Multifamily Housing?
Multifamily Housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. The CDA determines your eligibility based on:
The CDA will also check your references, examine your credit history, and conduct a complete criminal background check to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. The CDA will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project’s environment.
Reasons for denial may include, but are not limited, to:
How Is Rent Determined?
Rent is based on your family’s anticipated gross annual income. Residents pay 30% of their income, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pays the rest.
Listed below are income limits for the CDA's Multifamily Housing Program (effective 12/18/2013):
How Do I Apply?
Currently the CDA is ONLY taking applications for the following:
For more information or to obtain an application, please call (608) 266-4675.
Multifamily Housing Wait Times
Parkside Apartments and Townhouses
Parkside Apartments is designated for those who are 62 years of age or older (elderly) and for those who are disabled. Parkside Townhouses consist of two- and three-bedroom family units and have no designation.
Estimated wait times:
Karabis Apartments is designated as housing for disabled families or persons with disabilities who have mobility impairments and require the special features of an accessible unit.
Estimated wait times:
These estimated wait times are most accurate for applicants who provide documentation that they live, work, or go to school in the City of Madison. Applicants will be notified by mail when the CDA is ready to screen their application.Waiting list applicants are required to report changes, in writing, of mailing address, phone number, gross monthly income, and family composition.
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